THE AMERICAN FLAG
Did you know that the American Flag is Folded 13 Times when it is Lowered or
when it is Folded and Handed to the Widow or Widower at the Burial of a Veteran
and did you know that each of those 13 times has something to do with GOD . . .
The First Fold - is a Symbol of Life . . .
The Second Fold - is a Symbol of Our Belief In Eternal Life . . .
The Third Fold - is made in Honor and Remembrance of all the Veteraans who gave a portion of their Lifes for the Defense of Our Country to attain Peace throughout the World . . .
The Fourth Fold - represents our weaker nature, for as American Citizens Trusting In GOD, it is to Him we turn in times of Peace as well as in time of War for His Divine Guidance . . .
The Fifth Fold - is a Tribute to our Country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur Our Country, in dealing with other countries may she always be right; but it is still Our Country, Right or Wrong . . .
The Sixth Fold - is for where Our Hearts lie. It is with Our Heart that we Pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States Of America, and to
the Republic for which it Stands, One Nation Under GOD, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all . . .
The Seventh Fold - is a Tribute to Our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that Protect Our Country and Our Flag against all her
Enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of Our Republic . . .
The Eighth Fold - is a Tribute to the One Who Entered Into The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death, that we might see the Light Of Day, and to Honor Mothers . . .
The Ninth Fold - is a Tribute to WomanHood; for it has been through their Faith, Their Love, Loyalty and Devotion that the Character of men and Women who have made this country great has been molded . . .
The Tenth Fold - is a Tribute to the Father, for He too has given His Sons and Daughters for the Defense of our country since they were first born . . .
The Eleventh Fold - in the eyes of a Hebrew Citizen represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and Glorifies in
their eyes, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob . . .
The Twelfth Fold - in the eyes of a Christian Citizen, represents an Emblem of Eternity and Glorifies, in their eyes, GOD the Father, the Son,and Holy Spirit . . .
The Thirtenth Fold - is the Final Fold and it shows the Stars are the Uppermost reminding Us of Our Nation's Motto,"In GOD We Trust" . .
And after the Flag is completely Folded and Tucked in, it takes on the Appearance of a Cocked Hat, ever reminding us of the Soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their Comrades and Shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States,Preserving for Us the Rights,Privileges and Freedoms that We Enjoy Today . .